• Garland looks to continue momentum as new principal at Hebron Middle

     HEBRON ESTATES - Deep into a multi-year process of implementing “The Leader in Me” program, Hebron Middle School lost its leader.

    However, the new leader was already a leader in the building.

    Former assistant principal Kelland Garland was recently selected as Hebron’s newest principal. He replaces Steve Miracle, who took over as Trimble County superintendent.

  • McKendree to offer four-year degree in county

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The newly-opened Bullitt Central College and Career Readiness Center isn’t just for the high school students.

    The Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ceremonial ribbon cutting, commemorating the beginning of the McKendree University Shepherdsville Campus, now hosting college-level courses at the center.

    McKendree executive director Christian Blome and Radcliff Campus director Eveline Higgs attended the ceremony, both pleased with the turnout and the overwhelming support they’ve received throughout the county.

  • Whicker back to work with lessons learned from attack

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- When Pleasant Grove Elementary principal Melissa Whicker felt tightness in her chest as she walked across the parking lot in May, she assumed she had pulled a muscle coughing during a recent sinus infection.

    When she had the doctor’s check for her on Friday, they gave her the all clear.

    It wasn’t until she was watching TV with her husband and son Saturday night that she realized what was going on.

  • It’s no mystery.... ticket deadline Monday for dinner theatre at BLMS

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - In this “Whodunnit” we know that it was the Drama Class at Bullitt Lick Middle School.

    BLMS Drama presents Cafe Murder, a murder mystery dinner theatre event featuring a cast of 13 students.

    The show takes place Friday, Sept. 25, in the school cafeteria, including a buffet-style meal catered by Jenni Key and Jenni’s Kitchen.

    Drama teacher Meredith Patton said the show will be performed just like an adult mystery dinner theatre, with characters also serving tables in between acts.

  • Eastside Middle honored for results in TELL survey for Bullitt County schools

     Eastside Middle School has been selected as one of the Honorable Mentions regarding teaching conditions, school safety, and student achievement according to results of the 2015 Kentucky TELL Survey.

    “I feel truly blessed to be a part of the Eastside community,” principal Troy Wood said. “This honor is a genuine reflection of the students, parents, teachers and staff at Eastside. Our success is a collaborative effort, and we couldn’t be successful otherwise.”

  • Beasley, Patton still in running for honor of being state’s top teacher

     FRANKFORT - Two of Bullitt County’s finest educators are among 24 teachers that will be recognized at the State Capitol for their excellence.

    Bullitt Lick Middle School music instructor Meredith Patton and Brooks Elementary 2nd/3rd grade instructor Gina Beasley were selected as recipients of the 2015 Ashland Teacher Achievement Award, presented by Ashland, Inc., and Valvoline.

    Patton and Beasley were previously selected as 2015-16 Bullitt County Middle and Elementary Teacher of the Year, respectively.

  • Schools provide suicide education as part of mandate as problem rising

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - As the number of suicides among teenagers continues to rise across the country, lawmakers in Kentucky sought to do something to help turn that trend.

    By state law, Kentucky high schools and middle schools are now required to provide suicide prevention curriculum to students.

    Bullitt County Public Schools Safe and Drug Free Schools coordinator Sarah Hardin said all county middle and high schools featured state-mandated suicide prevention curriculum and programs.

  • Bullitt Lick feeds parents with food, knowledge

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Sometimes a student will tell you their favorite class is lunch. Sometimes the parents agree.

    Bullitt Lick Middle School hosted a Lunch and Learn event for 6th grade parents as a way to learn about the school and share family time.

    Parents were invited to attend a 9:30 a.m. meeting in the school library, followed by free lunch in the cafeteria with their child.

    The event was designed to provide parents with homework strategies, as well as introducing them to school programs and answering informational questions.

  • Seventeen local students earn Green scholarships

     FRANKFORT -- Seventeen students from Bullitt County have been named Sen. Jeff Green Scholars by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). To earn this honor, a student must have a 4.0 grade point average each year of high school and at least a 28 composite on the ACT.

    These students have also earned $2,500 a year in Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) awards. If they keep their grades up in college, they will have $10,000 to use toward a four-year degree.

  • Strang goes from ‘captive’ audience to creative one

      MOUNT WASHINGTON -- If you ask an elementary student what their teacher did before they became an educator, most would laugh and tell you their teacher has always been a teacher.

    Chances are, they would never guess that their teacher used to work for the department of corrections.

    For Old Mill Elementary’s Jamie Strang, that might be a good thing.